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Volume one of the two-volume encyclopedia of Secret Societies. 

First written in 1875, this University Press edition duplicates the second edition of 1893, which was completely revised and rewritten. 

A fascinating work, to which any serious researcher of Secret Societies must eventually turn, the modern-day student of history must remember the scholarly and archeological limitations of the day when it was written.

Book I: Ancient Mysteries: "Magi", "Mithraics", "Brahmins and Gymnosophists", "Egyptian Mysteries", "Metamorphosis of the Legend of Isis", "Chinese and Japanese Mysteries", "Mexican and Peruvian Mysteries", "Druids", "Scandinavian Mysteries".

Book II: Emanationists: "Cabala", "The Gnostics"

Book III: Religion of Love: "Sons of the Widow", "The Gay Science", "The Consolation", "Chivalry"

Book IV: Ishmaelites: "Lodge of Wisdom", "Assassins", "Druses". 

Book V: Knights Templars.

Book VI: Free Judges: "Holy Vehm", "Beati Paoli"

Book VII: Alchymists: "Rosicrucians"

Book VIII: Freemasons: "Legend of the Temple", "Origin—Traditions", "The Lodge", "Genuine and Spurious Masonry", "Ceremonies of Initiation", "Holy Royal Arch", "Grand Elected Knight of Kadosh", "Prince of Rose-Croix", "Rites of Misraim and Memphis", "Modern Knights Templars", "Freemasonry in England and Scotland", "Freemasonry in France", "Chapter of Clermont and the Strict Observance", "Relaxed Observance", "Congress of Wilhelmsbad", "Freemasonry and Napoleonism", "Freemasonry, the Restoration of the Second Empire", "Freemasonry in Italy", "Cagliostro and Egyptian Masonry", "Adoptive Masonry", "Androgynous Masonry", "Persecutions of Freemasonry", "Schismatic Rites and Sects", "Diffusion of the Order", "Futility of Modern Freemasonry"

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MUST READ for any true truth seekers.

Understanding why we are where we are in human existence is absolutely necessary for one to start considering solutions. Without this step, you will never be fully prepared to effect physical change in our reality. If you disagree with the direction we are headed in globally, it is necessary to understand why we are moving as a global monolith.

Understanding the inner workings and teachings of Secret Societies was an incredibly important step for me in my search for truth. The original Author can be criticized if you'd like to pick apart his belief systems, but I didn't come to this book for opinions. I wanted the research and on that, this book delivered 10 fold.

Graham does a great job with narration and I can't thank him enough for doing so because I have enough tomes of knowledge to get through. Having the ability to listen to this information multiple times helps me retain the information I need.

Great job!

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Good job on the narration

Subject of the book is what I have been interested for years. While the information are aged due to the date of the book, it's a very valuable work for researching the subject. Great job by the narrator Graham Dunlop. Not the easiest thing to read especially with the names, but listeners can tell good effort and passion are put into the reading. Thanks again for the great narration.

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Another important book for historical researchers

Graham and Darren have dug up Another masterful well researched book that may well have been lost to modern researchers. Thanks for important content and effort you guys obviously put into the production.